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GameDay Caterwaul: Florida Panthers vs Montreal Canadiens

Cats hope to roar up the standings after holiday break

Montreal Canadiens v Florida Panthers Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

The Florida Panthers (15-16-4) return from a much-needed holiday break to host the Montreal Canadiens (15-17-3) tonight at FLA Live Arena. Florida is currently on a three-game losing streak and falling behind the playoff pack in the Eastern Conference. The Habs surprised to start the season, but they have faded and arrive in Sunrise with a 3-6-1 record in their last ten games after getting handled 4-1 by the Tampa Bay Lightning last night. Aleksander Barkov, Aaron Ekblad and Radko Gudas will all be back in the lineup and 27-year-old Finn Anton Levtchi is slated to make his NHL debut.

  • WHEN: 7:00 p.m. ET
  • WHERE: FLA Live Arena - Sunrise, FL
  • ON THE TUBE: Bally Sports Florida, ESPN+, RDS, TSN 2
  • ON THE DIAL: 560 WQAM (D/B), 1230 The Gambler (PB), Thunder 100.3 (Keys)
  • SOCIALS: #TimeToHunt, #GoHabsGo, #MTLvsFLA, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
  • ENEMY INTEL: Eyes On The Prize
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 1 of 4
  • LAST MEETING: @MTL 10, FLA 2 - (Recap) 4/29/2022
  • NEXT MEETING: January 19, 2023
  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Sergei Bobrovsky (7-11-1 .895/3.29 1SO) vs Sam Montembeault (6-3-2 .912/2.89 0SO)
  • PLAYER STATS: Florida / Montreal

Thursday in the Atlantic (Standings/Panthers Playoff Chances):

  • DETROIT (15-11-7 37P) at BUFFALO (16-14-2 34P) 7 p.m.
  • NY Rangers (19-12-5 43P) at TAMPA BAY (21-11-1 43P) 7 p.m.
  • OTTAWA (15-16-3 33P) at Washington (20-13-4 44P) 7 p.m.
  • TORONTO (22-7-6 50P) at Arizona (12-16-5 29P) 7 p.m.

Idle: BOS (59P)

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